South High School

Worcester Public Schools

Worcester , Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2901836
  • Application Deadline: April 1, 2018
  • Posted : March 8, 2018
  • Starting Date: July 1, 2018

Job Description


Build your legacy opening a new state-of-the-art high school in one of the largest public school districts in New England. South High Community School, an integral part of the City of Worcester for almost 120 years, is preparing to open a new campus and is seeking an experienced administrator to be part of the leadership team to create the next generation of South High.

South High is a comprehensive high school comprised of approximately 1400 students and 140 faculty and staff. It is classified as a level 3 school by the MA DESE. South High offers academic and vocational/technical programs of study, including an extensive number of AP classes.

Schools in the Worcester Public Schools serve as an integral part of the lives of students and their families, and the successful applicant for this position will demonstrate a commitment to building and maintaining relationships with students, families, business partners, and community organizations.

Worcester is a diverse urban school district which provides all students with the opportunity to become informed, productive, and responsible citizens.There is a strong school culture which expects all staff to personally take responsibility to foster college and career readiness while emphasizing the four keys to 21st century learning: literacy, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration. The successful applicant will demonstrate the ability to develop, support, and maintain systems and structures to ensure high quality teaching and learning for a diverse student population. Of particular focus are ELL students.

As the instructional leader of the school, the principal is tasked with hiring excellent staff and engaging in regular and relevant evaluation of all staff. South High has a strong culture of excellence, and personnel management to sustain this culture will be a primary responsibility of this position.


1. Licensure as a High School Principal (9-12) from the Massachusetts Department of Education. Possession of the SEI endorsement.

2. A minimum of a Master’s Degree in an appropriate field.

3. At least three (3) years' experience as a public secondary school administrator or a district level administrator or a supervisor of secondary curriculum

4. Experience as an evaluator of educators in accordance with MA regulations

5. Experience ensuring equitable educational programming for diverse populations of students including special education and English language learners

6. Demonstrated educational leadership including creating a positive school culture

7. Experience developing and managing a budget including a line-item expenditure process.

8. Experience successfully engaging parents, teachers and members of the community into the school community.

9. Proven ability to work as part of a management team.


1. Three (3) years’ experience as a principal/assistant principal at the high school level.

2. Experience in urban school administration, preferably in a community school setting or in a setting with multiple community and business partnerships

3. Ability to speak Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Vietnamese, Albanian, Twi, or French.


This is a 52-week position which includes paid sick, personal, and vacation time. The contract year is July 1 to June 30. The successful candidate will be offered a contract of up to three years in duration. Annual salary range is $120,000-$125,000 depending upon experience.

TO APPLY: If you are clicking "apply now" to every principal posting out there then this is not the position for you. Worcester is seeking a leader committed to this school and this opportunity.

Any person interested in these positions must submit a resume, cover letter, and answer all questions on-line at This information must be submitted on-line on or before April 1, 2018. The Worcester Public Schools will verify license information via the DESE website prior to inviting any applicants to interview.

This deadline date does not preclude further advertisement or recruitment.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Principal/Dean/Head of School
  • Welcome TO South High School!

    Our Focus Statement

    A school-wide effort has begun to have all South High Community School students become strategic writers who show measurable growth in their ability to answer open-response questions effectively through the use of various writing strategies all teachers use in their content areas, as measured by open response scores on MCAS exams, internal assessments, student work and the use of citywide rubrics.

    View School Improvement Plan for more details about our school. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Worcester Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Educational Institution and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or homelessness. The Worcester Public Schools provides equal access to employment and the full range of general, occupational and vocational education programs. For more information relating to Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action contact the Human Resource Manager, 20 Irving Street, Worcester, MA 01609, 508-799-3020.

    Job Requirements

    • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

    Application Questions

    This employer has requested that ALL applicants answer the following questions. It IS highly recommended that you type ANY essays IN a word processing program, save them, AND THEN paste them ON the proceeding job application page.

    • 1. Have you ever worked for the Worcester Public Schools? When? What capacity?
      Brief Response (Answer limited TO 200 characters, including spaces)
    • 2. Do you have any relatives employed by the Worcester Publc Schools? If yes, please list name, title, and relationship.
    • 3. Have you ever been terminated for cause from a prior position? If so please explain.
      Brief Response (Answer limited TO 200 characters, including spaces)
    • 4. Do you hold an Educator license in another state? (Urban)
    • 5. Do you have experience working in a public school system?
    • 6. Are you SEI endorsed?
    • 7. Are you fluent in a language(s) other than English?

    Contact Information

    • Cheryl Keller , Clerk
    • 20 Irving Street
    • Worcester, Massachusetts 01609

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